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Safe from the bombs, Ukraine’s ‘cellar violinist’ performs – Lake Country Calendar

A soft tune from a violin played by a musician who has been dubbed Ukraine’s ‘cellar violinist’ is a lullaby for a child sheltered in the dark basement of an apartment building in the beleaguered Ukrainian town from Kharkov. Vera Lytovchenko has become an internet icon of resilience as images …

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Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra’s debut in Barcelona

When Mexican Alondra de la Parra considered becoming a conductor, she remembers “they were all men, old and European”. “I am happy that now young women who want to dedicate themselves to this profession have references and do not see it as strange as me, because equality is natural and …

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Montclair APEX Ensemble Appoints Diego Garcia as First Youth Program Director

Montclair, NJ – Ensemble APEX is pleased to announce the appointment of Diego Garcia as Youth Program Director. Originally from Colombia, he began his musical training as a cellist under Batuta, an el sistema type program. Garcia is currently a faculty member at Mannes Prep in New York; Summer Arts …

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Baylor Symphony Orchestra conductor Stephen Heyde retires | Education

Harth-Bedoya, 54, on the phone after finishing a gig in Poland, said he was looking forward to joining the faculty at Baylor in August. “I’m truly honored and humbled. It’s incredible work that Stephen has done for decades,” he said. “Those are big shoes to fill, but I feel like …

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Lycée Bellefontaine shines at the Solo and Ensemble Competition

Bellefontaine High School’s music department shone in a recent solo and ensemble competition at Milton-Union. Several students obtained superior, excellent and good grades. Here are the results by test, class, student or students, and grade: Violin – Solo A – Laney Mitchell – SuperiorPiano – Solo A – Julia Easton …

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A concert of three returning ensembles at the SUNY Fredonia Choral Festival | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted Students, with accompanist I-Fei Chen, rehearsing on stage at the King Concert Hall during the 2020 Choral Festival. The return of an in-person concert at King Concert Hall featuring three Fredonia State University student ensembles will highlight the School of Music’s 11th Choral Festival …

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Ellie Consta from her set on music without gender norms

Toby Deller talks to Her Ensemble founder Ellie Consta about making it classic to pop. “I’ve always felt like I love classical music, but I haven’t always loved every aspect of performing,” admits Ellie Consta, violinist and founder of His outfit, the string orchestra for musicians of marginalized genres …

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A concert of three returning ensembles at the Fredonia Choral Festival

Students, with accompanist I-Fei Chen, rehearsing on stage at the King Concert Hall during the 2020 Choral Festival. The return of an in-person concert at the King Concert Hall featuring three student ensembles at SUNY Fredonia will highlight the School of Music’s 11th Annual Choral Festival on Saturday, February 19 …

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Jazz artists join the Dana Ensemble for a concert Wednesday at YSU | News, Sports, Jobs

Trumpeter and Dana School of Music alumnus James Suggs and vocalist Evelyn Wright will join the Dana Ensemble for a concert Wednesday at the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. “A great way to spend the evening” will feature music from The Great American Songbook arranged especially for this …

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Lee’s Wind Ensemble Presents Moday Spring Concert

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will include group music from composers such as Charles Ives, Peter Meechan, …

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The Cross-Country Chamber Consortium Announces First Winner of its Black, Latinx And Indigenous Commission Award

In 2021, Atlanta Chamber Players (Atlanta), Decoda (New York), Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago), Musiqa (Houston) and SOLI Chamber Ensemble (San Antonio) announced the creation of a new consortium aimed at increasing diversity in modern chamber music repertoire. We are now proud to announce that Benjamin Horne has received his first-ever …

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Strung together: Ringgold’s Harp Ensemble a happy accident | Special Publications

Throughout elementary school, Ringgold High School senior Reagan Allen enjoyed music and playing the piano. But when her mother encouraged her to take an elective Celtic harp course offered in middle school in sixth grade, Allen initially resisted. “I wasn’t familiar with the harp and I wasn’t really interested in …

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Community Music School Announces Spring Programs and New Principal

Appalachian Community Orchestra Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the …

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NY Philharmonic Principal Violin Joins Montclair’s APEX Ensemble for “Immortal Beloved”

Montclair, NJ – APEX Ensemble, formerly The Montclair Orchestra, kicks off 2022 with a program reflecting different aspects of love through music. Music director David Chan will lead the ensemble, which will host the New York Philharmonic’s first violin Frank Huang for the first time in the role of first …

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Charlotte Symphony launches a new youth ensemble

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will be launching a new Youth Ensemble, serving musicians ages 8 to 16, from February 2022 at First Baptist Church-West. Directed by Eric thompson, the Charlotte Symphony Youth Ensemble will introduce young musicians to the experience of performing in an ensemble while …

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Acclaimed Frisson Ensemble to Present Holiday Concert at SBU’s Quick Center | New

ST. BONAVENTURE – Frisson Ensemble, an 11-member group that would feature the best and brightest rising stars in classical music, will perform at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Université Saint-Bonaventure at 7:30 p.m. on December 3 . This is the third concert of the 2021-2022 Friends …

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Wind Ensemble Trumpet Upcoming Concert | Arts and entertainment

Patriotic and filled with music veterans, the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble returns to the stage this month with a refreshed and spirited repertoire. At 2:00 pm on November 28, the ensemble, led by founder and conductor Joseph “Joe” Maciariello Miller, will perform a Thanksgiving concert at the Peace Presbyterian Church …

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Q&A: Mark Dupere, 2021 State Honorary Orchestra conductor – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Mark Dupere is Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence University, of which he is the Director. He studied cello at the University of Texas at Austin and continued his studies in baroque cello at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He received his …

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Q&A: Jamey Simmons, Conductor of the 2021 State Honors Jazz Ensemble – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Arranger, composer, trumpeter and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Masters in Jazz Music and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Simmons is currently Director of Jazz Studies …

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Artist Series Concerts celebrates A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS with Ensemble Frisson

Artist Series Concerts welcomes the holidays with Frisson, a dynamic ensemble of seven young master musicians playing together under the artistic direction of oboist Thomas Gallant, himself an acclaimed artist whom The New Yorker hailed as “a player who unites technical mastery to intention, charm and wit.” Their holiday program …

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Montclair Orchestra, now APEX Ensemble, changes name to expand

The Montclair Orchestra is now the APEX Ensemble after announcing its name change last week.WITH THE AUTHORIZATION OF APEX ENSEMBLE By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERShivers@montclairlocal.news The group known until now as the Montclair Orchestra is changing its name and expanding to provide greater opportunities for its students and audiences across the …

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The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will present a trio of harp, flute and bassoon

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will continue its 2021 season with a concert by its flute, herpes and bassoon trio. This performance will also be broadcast as a virtual performance. The show will air from St. Mary in the Highlands Church (1 Chestnut Street in Cold Spring, New York) on Saturday, …

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Lee to present a wind ensemble concert on September 28

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will feature a diverse collection of composers, …

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Setting sun and rising stars: YSU Wind Ensemble makes its outdoor debut on September 15

Michael Butler, new Director of Groups at YSU The highlight is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, as the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble kicks off its 2021-22 concert season with a free outdoor performance on Harrison Common Field. This is the first concert under …

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Bramwell Tovey, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Music Director | Sarasota

The Sarasota Orchestra has named Bramwell Tovey the sixth musical director in the organization’s 72-year history. He replaces Anu Tali, who held the post for six years before leaving in April 2019. Tovey is a Grammy and Juno winner with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, where he has served since 2000. …

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Music: A string ensemble and a Latin band bring their music to Center Park | Free time

MANCHESTER – Suite Sounds, an ensemble of string and flute musicians from the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, perform at Center Memorial Park in Manchester city center today at 4.30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music which starts at 4:30 p.m. The performance is part of the MSOC …

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FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Wins 2021 Downbeat Student Award | FIU News

By Michelle Vires The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble recently received a Student Music Award from Pessimistic Magazinewidely recognized as the most prestigious publication in the field of jazz education. Directed by Associate Professor Lisanne Lyons, the group was named the 2021 DownBeat Winner for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Performance in the …

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New York Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine has died at 77

Levine was Music Director of the Ravinia Festival, the Highland Park summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, from 1973 to 1993. He planned to return to Ravinia in the summer of 2017, but the company severed ties with him that year after sex. allegations of misconduct have been reported. …

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The RI Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music School return with innovative virtual and live offers

The Rhode Island Philharmonic returns with innovative new virtual and live offerings for the orchestra and music school. In these unprecedented times, the presence of music in people’s lives is more important than ever. For this reason, the Rhode Island Philharmonic will continue its mission of enriching and transforming the …

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Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra conductor finalist Glen Cortese

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) will celebrate its 35th season next year with a new conductor. Jeanette Shires, director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, and the orchestra committee narrowed it down to four finalists. Shires hopes to announce the new conductor in May. Each contestant will spend a …

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New conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra brings “energy” to the podium

Dr. William J. McClain assumes the role of conductor and musical director of MDSO “The Millikin University School of Music is a dynamic program with energetic students eager for a career in music.” These are the words of conductor and violist Dr William James McClain describing the Millikin School of …

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Vänskä to step down as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual board meeting on Wednesday afternoon offered a wave of positive news – increased attendance, successful tours and a balanced budget – mixed with a disturbing announcement: Osmo Vänskä, the revered music director of the orchestra, will retire at the end of its contract in August 2022. …

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Passionate conductor Augie leaves | Entertainment

Daniel Chetel conducts the Augustana Symphony Orchestra. Contributed ROCK ISLAND – If you see Daniel Chetel walking around the Augustana College campus, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a student. The 34-year-old boy – who is in his third year as an Assistant Music Teacher and Director of Orchestral Activities …

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Loudoun Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor brings energy and passion to the podium

When the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-2019 season at the end of September, its 65 musicians will perform under the baton of Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte. Hailed as “very accessible”, “passionate” and “personable”, the new conductor will now lead the orchestra after the death of Marc Allen McCoy in 2016. …

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USM veteran conductor Jay Dean retires

It didn’t start out to be a 30-year-old gig. Jay Dean, music director and symphony conductor at the University of Southern Mississippi, said he expected to stay in Hattiesburg for only a few years before moving on to another job. “The longer I stayed here, the less of a desire …

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director Aram Demirjian lands in his place

At no point in his life before applying for the job, Aram Demirjian probably imagined himself as artistic director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “I never ended up being where I thought I was, but I ended up being where I was supposed to be,” Demirjian says over coffee at …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Gutter has died aged 79

vintage fourth 2.jpg Maestro Robert Gutter, musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1986, conducted the SSO during the July 4 celebrations at Symphony Hall in Springfield in 1981. (The Republican archive photo) Robert Gutter, conductor and former musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, died suddenly …

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What does a conductor do?

TAMPA The young man raised his hands, one of which held a stick, and lowered them. A grand piano took off like a racehorse struck with a whip, the pianist snapping the chords of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6, better known as Pathethics. She and Jeancarlo Gonzalez, a graduate student in conducting …

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Hershey Symphony Orchestra conductor brings out the talent of musicians

Pretty much every week, conductor Sandra Dackow hops in her car and drives three hours to central Pennsylvania, where she is chairing a rehearsal with members of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. Or maybe it’s a week of concerts, like this. Or maybe she’s overseeing a day-long rehearsal for the Festival …

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Gustavus announces new symphony conductor

Ruth lin Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to announce the appointment of a new conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lu Lin. She will officially join the faculty and conduct the orchestra from September 1, 2010, however, Lin is already preparing for her new role at Gustavus and will …

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